Suggestions & Solutions

Kits measure liquid and gas flows A line of test kits measures liquid flows in hydraulic systems and compressed gas flows in pneumatic systems. The hydraulic kits measure up to 150 gpm at 6000 psi.


Kits measure liquid and gas flows

A line of test kits measures liquid flows in hydraulic systems and compressed gas flows in pneumatic systems. The hydraulic kits measure up to 150 gpm at 6000 psi. The pneumatic test kits measure gas flows up to 1000 scfm at 600 psi. All kits are direct reading and feature full-scale accuracy of

Hedland Flow Meters

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Don't get steam trapped

QuickTrap two-bolt, stainless steel strainer connector enables steam trap replacement in minutes without disturbing piping, and can be installed in pipe work at any angle. The connector is recommended for use with all types of traps. This combination of quick replacement and inline repairable traps significantly lowers maintenance costs and minimizes downtime.

TLV Corp.

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Know thy coil

Free "Coil Sidekick" makes accurate field measurements of tubes, fins, and connections for any coil that needs to be replaced. In addition, there are step-by-step instructions on the back explaining how to replace any coil. A small drawing illustrates dimensions and makes the process easier.

USA Coil & Air

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See the light

Catalog describes the company's extensive lighting control products and serves as a single source of reference for anyone who specifies, recommends, purchases, or installs them. The publication includes information on a line of multi-tech occupancy sensors and energy management products. An expanded technical section includes information on the fundamentals of lighting and fan speed controls, and reviews features and options.

Leviton Manufacturing Co.

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The art is in the door

Bold, mural-size images on exterior and interior rolling doors, rolling counter door curtains and hoods, and walls provide advertising for products or services or a pleasing visual image. Graphics Door can reinforce the corporate image with photos of people and events, or salute their communities with images that evoke recognition and pride.

Cornell Iron Works

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Handling the environment

An innovative business-to-business online service for the environmental, health, and safety industry offers a comprehensive array of resources, including Calling Watson (online consulting service); Power Tools (dynamic program implementation tools); and World Class (online training and training management system).

EnventureNet, Inc.

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What was the temperature?

SL sensor labels record warming temperatures. The chemical sensor in the middle of the bright yellow SL label provides a permanent color change from silver to black when exposed to the rated temperature. The 3/8-in. diameter, self-adhesive recorder is available in temperature values of 105 F, 110 F, 115 F, 120 F, and every 10-deg F increment from 120-350 F. Call 800-321-5160 for samples.

Telatemp Corp.

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A desk for training

Semi-recessed monitor computer technology desk is an ergonomic workstation with training applications for plant managers and supervisors, plant engineers, and manufacturing technology personnel. The desk provides an ergonomic work environment.

BioFit Engineered Products

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Who needs a China marker?

A free sample of Trades Marker all-surface marker that makes durable, moisture-resistant marks on many surfaces is available. The product is easier to use than china markers and writes on plastic, glass, wood, metal, china, cardboard, and paper for identification, layout marks, and much more. Leads are contained in a transparent plastic holder that protects them from breakage. Call 847-956-3867 for the free sample.

LA-CO Industries, Inc./Markal Co.

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Go linear and control it

The 450-p Linear Motion & Control Solutions guide features an assortment of linear guides, systems, slides, stages, and motion control products. The book is logically structured to make it easy to navigate from simple single-axis, nonactuated linear guides to fully controlled, multi-axis linear systems. Graphs, formulas, and illustrations allow specifying and ordering complete systems with a single part number.

Thomson Industries, Inc.

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How to build bulk loaders

It's quite probable that sooner or later a company is going to be looking at design-build bulk loading solutions. This fact means the company will need to know the advantages and drawbacks of the design-build approach and which contractors have the experience and wherewithal to provide optimized solutions. A technical paper explains several points to consider, including total solution providers needed, fast-track turnaround, maximum efficiency, improved accountability, and design insight.

Carbis, Inc.

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Do you want your motor to vector or invert?

A free, 32-p brochure describes inverter drive and vector drive motors. It features an exploded view, electrical and mechanical design characteristics, performance data, and detailed information on inverter spike resistant wire and Polyrex EM grease. Also included is information on optional encoder kits for inverters, catalog information on vector drive encoders, connection diagrams, and dimensions.

Baldor Electric Co.

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Sexual harassment videos

Sexual Harassment: Handling the Complaint and Sexual Harassment: Understanding the Law help managers, supervisors, and employees recognize behavior that constitutes sexual harassment and understand how to respond to harassment complaints.


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See sick machines on the web

Access to a machine's condition status via the worldwide web is now available. Once data are reviewed by experienced analysts, machinery condition results are automatically posted to the customer's web page. Any standard web browser can be used to access this information; even mobile palmtop personal data assistants.


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Don't get all fired up

A free fire protection data book on CD-ROM contains product and application information about water mist fire detection and suppression systems, analog addressable detection and control systems, conventional detection and control systems, and initiating and notification peripheral devices.

Fike Corp.

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They make a nice coupling

A line of rigid clamp-type shaft coupling adapters are designed to solve shaft mating problems created by machine upgrades or repairs. The adapters let users change the configuration and size of output shafts with minimal effort and expense. They feature a choice of male ends, which are fully machineable, tapered, threaded, or keyed. Bore sizes range from 1/2-1-1/4 in. and output shafts range from 3/4-1-1/2-in. OD.

Stafford Mfg. Corp.

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Personalize safety solutions is a personalized, easy-to-navigate web resource which helps individuals process the large amount of information required for workplace compliance and safety. It enables members to view OSHA/DOT regulations for a specific industry, create customized safety plans, help prepare for an inspection, and more.

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Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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